• Alternative Suppliers

    From David Lesher@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jul 22 14:51:12 2022
    So I've been using Mouser for years, but they have a new
    customer-killer, a CAPTCHA that pops up every minute or so.
    This even after I log into my account there.

    Their answer is to blame me for using spam-blocking.

    Mine is to look for other suppliers. Besides Digi-Key, who
    should I look into?





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    & no one will talk to a host that's close..........................
    Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433
    is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433

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  • From Cydrome Leader@21:1/5 to David Lesher on Fri Jul 22 16:28:04 2022
    David Lesher <wb8foz@panix.com> wrote:

    So I've been using Mouser for years, but they have a new
    customer-killer, a CAPTCHA that pops up every minute or so.
    This even after I log into my account there.

    Their answer is to blame me for using spam-blocking.

    Mine is to look for other suppliers. Besides Digi-Key, who
    should I look into?

    newark, allied.

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  • From Ricky@21:1/5 to David Lesher on Fri Jul 22 10:55:52 2022
    On Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:51:18 AM UTC-4, David Lesher wrote:
    So I've been using Mouser for years, but they have a new
    customer-killer, a CAPTCHA that pops up every minute or so.
    This even after I log into my account there.

    Their answer is to blame me for using spam-blocking.

    Mine is to look for other suppliers. Besides Digi-Key, who
    should I look into?

    Which ad-blocking software are you using? I'm using u-block Origin and am not seeing a problem.

    In fact, I see that Mouser is handling the Gowin product. Nice!

    --

    Rick C.

    - Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging
    - Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209

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  • From Cydrome Leader@21:1/5 to Ricky on Fri Jul 22 18:35:50 2022
    Ricky <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:51:18 AM UTC-4, David Lesher wrote:
    So I've been using Mouser for years, but they have a new
    customer-killer, a CAPTCHA that pops up every minute or so.
    This even after I log into my account there.

    Their answer is to blame me for using spam-blocking.

    Mine is to look for other suppliers. Besides Digi-Key, who
    should I look into?

    Which ad-blocking software are you using? I'm using u-block Origin and am not seeing a problem.

    It shouldn't matter how his browser is setup. I've seem quite a few
    companies cock block themselves from a sale with that stupid capcha shit
    on poorly configured websites. If they don't want your business, that's
    fine, there's always altenatives.

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  • From John Larkin@21:1/5 to wb8foz@panix.com on Fri Jul 22 12:30:26 2022
    On Fri, 22 Jul 2022 14:51:12 -0000 (UTC), David Lesher
    <wb8foz@panix.com> wrote:


    So I've been using Mouser for years, but they have a new
    customer-killer, a CAPTCHA that pops up every minute or so.
    This even after I log into my account there.

    Never seen one, and I don't have a personal account.

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  • From Phil Hobbs@21:1/5 to Cydrome Leader on Fri Jul 22 16:54:50 2022
    Cydrome Leader wrote:
    David Lesher <wb8foz@panix.com> wrote:

    So I've been using Mouser for years, but they have a new
    customer-killer, a CAPTCHA that pops up every minute or so.
    This even after I log into my account there.

    Their answer is to blame me for using spam-blocking.

    Mine is to look for other suppliers. Besides Digi-Key, who
    should I look into?

    newark, allied.



    Arrow is OK too.

    Cheers

    Phil Hobbs

    --
    Dr Philip C D Hobbs
    Principal Consultant
    ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics
    Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics
    Briarcliff Manor NY 10510

    http://electrooptical.net
    http://hobbs-eo.com

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  • From Ricky@21:1/5 to Cydrome Leader on Fri Jul 22 16:32:07 2022
    On Friday, July 22, 2022 at 2:35:56 PM UTC-4, Cydrome Leader wrote:
    Ricky <gnuarm.del...@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:51:18 AM UTC-4, David Lesher wrote:
    So I've been using Mouser for years, but they have a new
    customer-killer, a CAPTCHA that pops up every minute or so.
    This even after I log into my account there.

    Their answer is to blame me for using spam-blocking.

    Mine is to look for other suppliers. Besides Digi-Key, who
    should I look into?

    Which ad-blocking software are you using? I'm using u-block Origin and am not seeing a problem.
    It shouldn't matter how his browser is setup. I've seem quite a few
    companies cock block themselves from a sale with that stupid capcha shit
    on poorly configured websites. If they don't want your business, that's
    fine, there's always altenatives.

    Whatever...

    --

    Rick C.

    + Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging
    + Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209

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  • From Clifford Heath@21:1/5 to David Lesher on Sat Jul 23 15:58:18 2022
    On 23/7/22 00:51, David Lesher wrote:
    So I've been using Mouser for years, but they have a new
    customer-killer, a CAPTCHA that pops up every minute or so.
    This even after I log into my account there.

    Their answer is to blame me for using spam-blocking.

    Mine is to look for other suppliers. Besides Digi-Key, who
    should I look into?

    lcsc.com

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  • From Carl@21:1/5 to David Lesher on Sat Jul 23 19:03:37 2022
    On 7/22/22 10:51, David Lesher wrote:
    So I've been using Mouser for years, but they have a new
    customer-killer, a CAPTCHA that pops up every minute or so.
    This even after I log into my account there.

    Their answer is to blame me for using spam-blocking.

    Mine is to look for other suppliers. Besides Digi-Key, who
    should I look into?

    It's been 8 years since I left but I used to do a good bit of purchasing
    and back then www.heilind.com had the best prices for Alpha wire, JST
    and Molex connectors, Omron relays, and various tools. They carry some
    other items but no semiconductors. Look at their list of brands they
    carry and contact them if they have items you use. They probably do
    have some kind of minimum order but I don't recall so it must not have
    been a bother.

    --
    Regards,
    Carl

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  • From Rich S@21:1/5 to David Lesher on Tue Jul 26 19:35:10 2022
    On Friday, July 22, 2022 at 2:51:18 PM UTC, David Lesher wrote:
    So I've been using Mouser for years, but they have a new
    customer-killer, a CAPTCHA that pops up every minute or so.
    This even after I log into my account there.

    Their answer is to blame me for using spam-blocking.

    Hi David, AFAIK most spam blockers allow you to
    white-list a website. Since Mouser is a valid site
    for vending products but probably does engage in
    all the other craziness like 3rd-party scripts,
    affiliates, and tracking, I see no reason not
    to white-list them, and do a clear-cache afterwards.
    But if your position is philosophical, you feel you
    shouldn't have to do that extra work, then OK,
    don't shop at Mouser. But you are probably on the losing
    side of the battle, as more sites monetize their
    main business revenue with marketing our personal
    data. Whoever said "technology will save us"
    had no idea..
    Regards, Rich S
    .

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  • From Cydrome Leader@21:1/5 to Ricky on Wed Jul 27 19:08:51 2022
    Ricky <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Friday, July 22, 2022 at 2:35:56 PM UTC-4, Cydrome Leader wrote:
    Ricky <gnuarm.del...@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:51:18 AM UTC-4, David Lesher wrote:
    So I've been using Mouser for years, but they have a new
    customer-killer, a CAPTCHA that pops up every minute or so.
    This even after I log into my account there.

    Their answer is to blame me for using spam-blocking.

    Mine is to look for other suppliers. Besides Digi-Key, who
    should I look into?

    Which ad-blocking software are you using? I'm using u-block Origin and am not seeing a problem.
    It shouldn't matter how his browser is setup. I've seem quite a few
    companies cock block themselves from a sale with that stupid capcha shit
    on poorly configured websites. If they don't want your business, that's
    fine, there's always altenatives.

    Whatever...

    Need a diagram? You sound confused again.

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  • From David Lesher@21:1/5 to Rich S on Thu Jul 28 21:44:23 2022
    Rich S <richsulinengineer@gmail.com> writes:

    Their answer is to blame me for using spam-blocking.

    Hi David, AFAIK most spam blockers allow you to
    white-list a website. Since Mouser is a valid site
    for vending products but probably does engage in
    all the other craziness like 3rd-party scripts,
    affiliates, and tracking, I see no reason not
    to white-list them
    ...

    I don't block them, they block me via their CAPTCHA requests
    every minute or less.
    --
    A host is a host from coast to coast...............wb8foz@panix.com
    & no one will talk to a host that's close..........................
    Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433
    is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433

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  • From David Lesher@21:1/5 to Ricky on Thu Jul 28 21:45:52 2022
    Ricky <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> writes:

    Mine is to look for other suppliers. Besides Digi-Key, who
    should I look into?

    Which ad-blocking software are you using? I'm using u-block Origin and am not seeing a problem.

    U-block, ghostery, NoScript.

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